• 11 Mar
    2014

Early American Influence on the British Music Scene, U.K. Rock ’N’ Roll Posters

When we think of iconic 1960s rock bands, the likes of British artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who & Led Zeppelin all come to mind. However, these bands did not just emerge from a vacuum. It is important to consider the American influences that shaped the British music scene and gave […]

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  • 7 Mar
    2014

Rare Cuban Baseball Card Set and Ephemera Leads in Hake’s Online Auction

YORK, Pa. – With an immense array of items that fall under one of two headings: either “I had one of those!” or “I’ve never seen that before – anywhere!” Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has opened the bidding on its Auction #211, with one particular lot—a complete set of Cuban baseball cards from the 1920s—expected […]

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  • 5 Mar
    2014

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/05/2014

New Comics Roundup This week kicks off with a new Dark Horse series about a mysterious woman written by Greg Rucka, continues with the story of an aging space hero by Mark Millar, and then plucks a genetically modified soldier from across the pond and drops him at IDW. There’s also a serious conspiracy story […]

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  • 3 Mar
    2014

The Postcard Time Machine: How About Those Quiz Kids?

The Quiz Kids were part of American culture for many years. In a time when children were to be seen and not heard, the entire country listened to them, secretly proud to now and then know a quiz answer themselves. Today’s gifted children owe their acceptance to these Kids, who changed public sentiment from seeing […]

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  • 28 Feb
    2014

Back-Issue Comics Roundup – Original Art of Wolverine’s First Appearance to be Sold

In this week’s roundup, we’ll start with some amazing auctions this going on at your favorite comic book auction houses this week and then we’ll take a peek at some key comics that have direct connections to some of this week’s new releases. But first, be sure to strap into your extreme cold weather gear, […]

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  • 26 Feb
    2014

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/26/2014

New Comics Roundup The Fantastic Four gets another #1 this week, new red costumes (I’m not crazy about the new look) and a new writer in James Robinson. And, as always, there’re plenty of variants (that you don’t need). Also, watch for two new Image series with guys holding guns on the cover. Lois Lane […]

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  • 25 Feb
    2014

It’s Got a Good Beat and You can Dance to It: ‘American Bandstand’ Collectibles

Promotional merchandise has become such a part of American media marketing that many new movies launch simultaneously with a merchandising push. Disney is a master of such promotion, along with Lucasfilms and Pixar. Most of the merchandise comes and goes quickly, but dolls representing cultural and pop icons linger on year after year, moving from […]

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  • 24 Feb
    2014

Iconic Sports Memorabilia Reach Impressive Numbers at Platinum Night Auction

This past weekend concluded one of the highest profile sports collectibles auctions in recent years. Held in New York City and hosted by Heritage Auctions, the Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction event featured historic collectibles tied to some of the biggest names in sports. In total, 143 different lots closed with the staggering total of […]

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  • 21 Feb
    2014

NBA All-Star Weekend’s 2014 Jam Session Collectibles Guide

Even if you weren’t able to make it to New Orleans for the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend, collectors will still have the opportunity to score some great collectibles and commemorative pieces produced specifically for this annual event. Coinciding with NBA All-Star Weekend is the accompanying NBA Jam Session, an interactive and themed celebration of the […]

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  • 20 Feb
    2014

Back-Issue Comics Roundup – Great Gold- and Silver-Age Original Art Up for Bid

This week in the Back Issue Roundup, we start with some amazing auctions going on at your favorite comic book auction houses and then we’ll take a peek at some key comics that have direct connections to some of this week’s new releases. But first, be sure to strap into your extreme cold weather gear […]

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